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Old 08-20-2010, 03:05 AM   #81 (permalink)
 
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Any news about where to get a GM pup ?
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:21 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Any news about where to get a GM pup ?
From Bob. Or abroad. It's just too difficult in Europe. But GM is not very suitable to your climate, Rick.
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From Bob. Or abroad. It's just too difficult in Europe. But GM is not very suitable to your climate, Rick.

Maybe that my closeness to the sea can help....
last winter (that was a bad and long one) my area never went below zero so I'm pretty confident that during a normal winter my 'nanas can survive without damage....

GM would be nice to try .....
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As of now all my pups are spoken for. I find the GM a bit sensitive to cold so that's a concern if they're to be overwintered in the ground... not impossible though with some protection in marginal areas. I was able to find one available from Thailand Plant recenty online but the corm arrived half rotted and I'm not sure if it will survive yet. Shipping could be quicker to Europe though( mine was a month in the mail). You may be able to search some online nurseries in Hawaii and look under the synonym "Bluefields" which is where I got the one surviving one I have.
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As of now all my pups are spoken for. I find the GM a bit sensitive to cold so that's a concern if they're to be overwintered in the ground... not impossible though with some protection in marginal areas. I was able to find one available from Thailand Plant recenty online but the corm arrived half rotted and I'm not sure if it will survive yet. Shipping could be quicker to Europe though( mine was a month in the mail). You may be able to search some online nurseries in Hawaii and look under the synonym "Bluefields" which is where I got the one surviving one I have.
Hi Bob, I contacted the thai seller you'r speaking about and asked about the quick shipping by EMS, that's his reply:

Dear Rick,

Thank you for interesting our products.


The shipping cost of EMS (Express Mail Service) is $50 for a Gros
Miche Banana plant.

It will take time approximately 2 weeks to manage with several
processes as the laws and regulations of European Customs, before go
to obtain Phytosanitary Certificate for you. After the procedures
completed, The parcel will be packed and mailed out by EMS
immediately. EMS usually take 7 days to reach your hands.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you.

Best regards,
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To me 40$ for the plant + 50$ for the shipping + custom taxes seems a little too expensive , am I wrong ?

I'll try to look on internet for hawaian nursey...
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My GM pup from Bob is looking good so far. I've had to keep some mush cleaned off but I think it might make it. Fingers crossed!

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Tony this one is the real Bluefield pup. The first "GM" pup that Bob sent me I left in a pot until I can see what happens with yours!
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Rick I think that's a ridiculous amount to pay for something that while it might be the real thing could very well still arrive dead. Mine's showing no sign of life yet but if it wakes up I'll post soon.
Here's Mitchel's still on the mother and almost as tall:


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I hated lopping off the top.... (though I wrapped some striped bass in the leaves for dinner) but it needed to be done for shipping. Glad to see it's growing and in an area it will surely do well... unlike zone 6 NJ!
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Tony this one is the real Bluefield pup. The first "GM" pup that Bob sent me I left in a pot until I can see what happens with yours!
What ever it is I have ,has a 7' p-stem now.Going by Gabe's pic's I don't think it's GM.
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What ever it is I have ,has a 7' p-stem now.Going by Gabe's pic's I don't think it's GM.
Rats! I was thinking the same based on what Gabe said but was holdng out hoping yours would miraculously flower first and prove beyond all doubt that somehow they were a real GM...... I still have it in the ground at about 6' with pups almost as large but if it's not a GM ..... the real estate is too valuable here for an unknown...... Rats!
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Rats! I was thinking the same based on what Gabe said but was holdng out hoping yours would miraculously flower first and prove beyond all doubt that somehow they were a real GM...... I still have it in the ground at about 6' with pups almost as large but if it's not a GM ..... the real estate is too valuable here for an unknown...... Rats!

Looks like we won't know for sure until next year.
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Rick I think that's a ridiculous amount to pay for something that while it might be the real thing could very well still arrive dead. Mine's showing no sign of life yet but if it wakes up I'll post soon.
Here's Mitchel's still on the mother and almost as tall:


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I hated lopping off the top.... (though I wrapped some striped bass in the leaves for dinner) but it needed to be done for shipping. Glad to see it's growing and in an area it will surely do well... unlike zone 6 NJ!
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Is that GM mother plant the one from Justin? I got two of them from him but they do not have the wine markings as yours. Mine are all green. I think I sent you a photo of my GM plant early this year. They pretty much stayed the same color, but are larger. No pups though.

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Is that GM mother plant the one from Justin? I got two of them from him but they do not have the wine markings as yours. Mine are all green. I think I sent you a photo of my GM plant early this year. They pretty much stayed the same color, but are larger. No pups though.

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It's looking like the Justin plants are not GM. I have one that's also all green.
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Chong , the pic I just posted is the Bluefields I got from Hawaii and had told you about. My "GM" from justin looks the same as it did before.
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Chong , the pic I just posted is the Bluefields I got from Hawaii and had told you about. My "GM" from justin looks the same as it did before.
Thanks, Bob,
I do remember now. And the headache you had to go through with the supplier. So, they look different from the ones from Justin, huh? If only I can prevail on my friend on the Big Island to drive to your supplier's place. He lives 30 miles from that nursery, so I don't know if he's going to be willing to drive out there to pick up a couple of plants for me.

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At last I bought the Gros Michel from Thailand , 40€ shipping and phyto certificate included... the seller said that he will mark the package as gift anyway, just to be add a chance.
Now, finger crossed for its survival through shipping and customs.....

I hope to spread this cultivar in Europe, since it seems impossible to find one... ( I hope not to discover that there is a reason for it..... LOL )
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My GM is on its way to Rome...... Can't wait to see the package....





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Finally the package has arrived !!!!

It took 3 weeks to get from Thailand to Italy:


The corm seems not too bad:




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What now ? Do I have to put it only in a pot and water or do I need to take any addictional precaution ?
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